Exchange ECP HTTP 500 Error
Jul15

Exchange ECP HTTP 500 Error

KB ID 0001756 Problem This infuriatingly happens to me a lot! Every time the fix is the same, (but is a little impractical). Essentially you attempt to log in to ECP (Exchange Admin Center), you a prompted for your credentials, then you just get a ‘500 Error”.     The website cannot display the page   HTTP 500  Most likely causes: •The website is under maintenance. •The website has a programming error. What you can try:  ...

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A Reboot From a Previous Installation is Pending
Jul09

A Reboot From a Previous Installation is Pending

KB ID 0001755 Problem You may see the “A Reboot From a Previous Installation is Pending” error when either attempting to install Microsoft Exchange or apply a cumulative update, (which is basically a reinstall anyway!) You may also see this if you are only installing the management tools. At command line; A reboot from a previous installation is pending. Please restart the system and then rerun Setup. Or if you are running...

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macOS: Microsoft Outlook Search Broken
Jul05

macOS: Microsoft Outlook Search Broken

KB ID 0001754 Problem I’ve had to contend with Outlook Search Broken on Windows clients many times, but not being able to search my ‘sent’ and ‘deleted’ items has a detrimental effect on my productivity.  Outlook Search Broken Fix This can happen if the folder/drive that your Outlook profile is in is Blocked/Prevented access by ‘Spotlight’ but in my case that wasn’t the problem. Close...

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Remote Desktop Services: RDS Sizing Calculations
Jul01

Remote Desktop Services: RDS Sizing Calculations

KB ID 0001753 Problem This is a horrible subject to find any decent information on. Microsoft are typically ‘vague’ and most people are stuck with using trial and error, or massively overestimating hardware to be on the safe side. I get asked this occasionally and, just like Microsoft, it’s a question I don’t like to answer! People are reticent to tell you that you need ‘x’ amount of CPU and...

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What is SD-WAN?
Jun02

What is SD-WAN?

KB ID 0001752 SD-WAN? What is SD-WAN? A (Software Defined Wide Area Network) is a solution that unlike previous WAN architectures, (the type you typically see on a Visio diagram with maybe some MPLS, leased lines, and maybe some Optical DWDM etc. in them). SD-WAN gives you a more ‘Layered’ approach, that directs USERS to APPLICATIONS based on POLICIES.  For example, let’s say your main business CRM is a SaaS solution...

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Cisco ASA DHCP Reservation (Solved)
May20

Cisco ASA DHCP Reservation (Solved)

KB ID 0001751 Problem We have been asking for this for years! Even on my home network I’ve not been able to allocate an ASA DHCP reservation for my laptop and my MyCloud drive. I’ve been in discussions in forums with people who are convinced that putting a static ARP entry into the ASA would solve the problem (it doesn’t – I tested it extensively!) But finally in version 9.13(1) we can now add a static DHCP...

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